We often face walls in our lives that may drive us to unbelief. The wall seems insurmountable. It seems as though we can’t go on. Perhaps we are faced with doubts because of a skeptical, atheistic professor or teacher. Or maybe you are being barraged by friends at school who think your belief in Christ is making you a “stick in the mud.”
Maybe it seems easier to revert back to the old way of doing things – to figure out life on our own. Perhaps it seems as though God just hasn’t come through and life is only getting harder, not easier.
What should we do when we are faced with “the wall?” How should we live in the face of doubts or the temptation to “do it our way?”
The Christ-followers who received the epistle to the Hebrews in the first century A.D. were facing a very similar situation. The pressure to turn back from their profession of faith in Christ was very strong, and the social and economic rewards for doing so would have been tremendous. Life wasn’t easy being a follower of “the Way.” However, the book of Hebrews specifically addresses just what they – and we – are to do when faced with this kind of pressure, this kind of “wall” in the “run” of the Christian life. So let’s take a look at Hebrews 10:35 and the following context. We are going to see this passage will help answer our question of what we should do when we are faced with the temptation to fall back – to give into “the wall”….
Listen to the full audio message entitled “The Run of Your Life” by simply clicking on the player below. I delivered this sermon during our Winter Camp Report Night at Evangel Baptist Church in February 2011.